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Air Force accepts Boeing tankers despite ‘deficiencies’
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:56:54 AM »
Air Force accepts Boeing tankers despite ‘deficiencies’
by Diana Stancy Correll
 | January 10, 2019 01:18 PM

While “deficiencies” identified during testing that must be fixed remain, the Air Force has accepted the first aerial refueling tanker from Boeing more than two years after originally scheduled.

The KC-46A Pegasus tanker — the first of 179 KC-46 aerial tankers planned as part of a $44 billion program — has been accepted, but fixing the flawed camera system used in refueling operations could take years to address. The Air Force can also withhold up to $28 million for each of the 52 tankers Boeing is on contract for to help guarantee the fixes are made.
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